Joseph and I had an All Day Appointment with Mooresville City last Saturday. I am on the Miss Race City USA Board for the second year, and the Director Lori Jackson asked if Joseph would be interested in judging this year's competition!
The Race City Festival ~ "A Celebration of Mooresville Arts & Culture" was held on Saturday, May 15th from 9am-3pm along Main and Broad Streets in Downtown Mooresville, NC. The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Town of Mooresville hosted the annual event for the community, with past years attendance exceeding 20,000. In addition to the local merchant sidewalk sales, the 2010 festival featured the arts & culture of the community, music & entertainment, Miss Race City USA queens, a food court, 180 vendor booths, plus a children’s area. The Race City Festival is a true celebration of Mooresville's diversified community we hope you and your family will plan to attend future festivals! There is no charge for admission.
The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce annual Miss Race City USA Scholarship Pageant was held at 7pm, Saturday May 15, 2010 in the Roland R. Morgan Auditorium at Mooresville Senior High School. (In conjunction with the Race City Festival, outdoor street fair which was held in downtown Mooresville from 9am-3pm). Three young ladies from the state of North Carolina were crowned. A Jr. Miss Queen between 9-12, Teen Miss Queen 13-16 and a Miss Queen 17-24 now hold the titles of Miss Race City USA.
Thank you to Lori Jackson for her hospitality and making us feel so welcomed. Joseph had a wonderful day interacting with the other appointed judges and the contestants (he even brought a little humor to relax the girls and young ladies during Interview). He did such a wonderful job that he was asked to return next year, and he was approached about judging another pageant in February 2011.
I enjoyed encouraging, uplifting, and introducing each of the 2010 delegates before they met the judges for Interview. The Talent portion of the pageant allowed the contestants to show their natural gifts in singing, dancing, drama and twirling, to name a few. I was excited to see the next generation of pageant queens!
As the Judges Official Escort we had dinner at JJ Wasabi's. What a wonderful experience enjoying the great service, delicious food (Tempura for the Griner's please!), and new friends.
Applications for the 2011 Pageant are available at the MSI Chamber of Commerce, 149 E. Iredell Ave, Mooresville or by e-mailing:
Lori Jackson ~ Director
JJ Wasabi's ~ Judges Dinner Location
Mrs. North Carolina International 2010